I’ve lost three relationships over the past two years because of this and admit that it’s very frustrating.
That being said, I hold my head high, knowing that one day the right person will be willing to accept this negative for all the positives I have. Honesty, Although it may feel this way when you’re dating, herpes is hardly “one of the greatest barriers to a relationship.” Statistically, I’ve read that 25% of women and 20% of men have genital herpes. So while you know about your condition and are willing to discuss it with potential lovers, it’s possible that many of these women have herpes, too, and either don’t know it, or are not forthcoming about it.
It's a big decision dating someone with herpes so here's some suggestions to make sure you're doing the right thing.
What would be your advice for determining the right time to tell the person you begin to love, knowing that this issue is likely one of the greatest barriers to a relationship? Even then, if they’re careful, they won’t necessarily always pass it on to their partner.
And put it in perspective: It is not a death sentence! And, of course, you want to present your most perfect self to all your romantic interests. Every person has some unique challenge to overcome.
When he’s been even halfway tempted to tell a girl about the bankruptcy, he quickly stops himself.
“I worry that women will judge me for it,” he says.